GRANTS PASS, Ore. — After days of extensive searching, one of two hunters reported missing in the southwest Oregon wilderness was found Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Trevor Higgins, 21, was located by search crews Tuesday afternoon, Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy Morse told The Associated Press.

Morse said she didn’t know exactly where Higgins had been found but that searchers had been looking for the hunters in mountains between Grants Pass and Gold Beach.

Higgins was severely hypothermic and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Coos Bay, she said.

Crews were continuing to search for his father, 41-year-old Shawn Higgins, Tuesday night, Morse said.

The two were reported missing to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office Friday night after they failed to meet up with a relative while hunting.

“Shawn Higgins did not show up to a planned meeting area, and after a few hours of looking for him, Trevor also failed to make it back to the roadway prior to dark where all three were to meet,” Curry County Sheriff John Ward said.

The search has been hampered by heavy rain, swollen creeks and fog.

After failing to find the pair Friday night, search and rescue members of the sheriff’s office, as well as local residents with knowledge of the terrain, on Saturday hiked into the area “and spent the day in bad weather searching for Shawn and Trevor,” the sheriff said.

The search resumed Sunday and Monday with about 80 search and rescue personnel from several counties, along with friends and relatives of the two men.

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